• Summer topics worth watching

    Proposed legislation known as the Charitable Act appears to be gaining momentum. The bill calls for making available a “below the line” deduction to taxpayers who do not itemize on their tax return. This proposed deduction is slated to reach up to one-third of the … More →

  • Bridging the gaps in multi-generational family philanthropy

    Differing views within families is nothing new; differing views about nearly anything and everything is centuries old. For generations and generations, common topics of disagreement have included popular culture, politics, religion and parenting, just to name a few. Frequently outranking all is money—how it’s made, spent or saved—or not. 

  • Gifts of cash or stock: Is it a toss up?

    As your philanthropic clients can likely attest, the going has been rough for many of the nonprofit organizations they support. Turbulent economic conditions, concerns about inflation, and challenges in the banking sector are just a few of the factors that are causing donors to be more financially conservative and perhaps begin to evaluate whether to keep their charitable giving at the levels of years past.

  • Providing a Sense of Dignity

    Usually, children who are unhoused or in foster care have nothing but garbage bags to use to transport their belongs with them. So when Charity on Top asked YouthBridge if we could distribute over 500 suitcases donated by Herschel Supply Co., we jumped at the opportunity.

  • YEP-STL! Grant Recipient: Special Education Foundation

    Established in 1984, the Special Education Foundation supports over 24,000 students with disabilities in St. Louis County – along with their families and teachers – in areas not supported by tax dollars. The Foundation is independent of the Special School District and receives no support from the government. A volunteer board of directors guides the organization.

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    New Donor Portal coming soon! Contact Lisa at 314-720-4409 or lbaltz@youthbridge.org for assistance.                              

  • The Progress 64 Entrepreneurial Scholarship

    The Progress 64 Entrepreneurial Scholarship was established by Progress 64 West, a partnership of citizens, businesses, and civic leaders. The Scholarship aims to support, encourage, and foster young entrepreneurs who go to school or live in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, or St. Charles County.

  • Students Soar into STEM and the Aviation Field

    “When a student steps off the plane on their last day of the course, you’ve never seen a smile so big,” says Amy Buehler, Interim President of Wings of Hope. The course she’s speaking of is a four-week training program of Wings of Hope, called SOAR into STEM, which introduces area high school students to flight and aviation career paths.

  • Spotlight on Endowment Fundholders, Jefferson County CASA

    Sister Marita Anne Marrah was lovingly referred to as “the little nun who could.” Even in her eighties, there was nothing she could or would not do as a Board member for Jefferson County CASA to ensure that every child has the opportunity to thrive in a safe, loving home. And, so, when another Board member provided the start for an endowment fund in 2021, it was only fitting to her that it would be named in honor of Sister Marita, who passed away that same year.

  • YEP STL! Application, 2022-2023

    Thank you for your interest in joining the Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP) organization of St. Louis! YEPSTL! is now accepting applications.

  • Planned giving starts now: Tips and talking points for lifetime charitable gifts

    According to 2020 statistics released in June 2021 as part of the Giving USA report, Americans’ bequests to charity totaled nearly $42 billion last year.

  • Case study: How to spot a prime CRT opportunity

    Imagine that a client sits down at your conference room table and begins the meeting something like this:  “I’ve got a prime tract of land I bought for $200,000 just 10 years ago, and now I am sure I could sell it for $2 million because the market is so hot…

  • Four Legs, All Heart

  • Endowment Fees

    Endowment Fund Administrative Fees An annual administrative service fee applies to all funds at YouthBridge Community Foundation. All revenue earned is used to support the mission of YouthBridge and its work in the community as a nonprofit section 501(c)(3) organization.  This fee is assessed on … More →